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Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea

This season we’ve learned a lot about Tom Wilson: he is talented, he can fight, and dammit, Oatesy, he needs moar minutes. Here’s another thing: he never takes a bad photo during a fight. For example, here’s his first period bout with Kyle Clifford.

Take a look at his fight from last night.

There’s a whole lot of jostling and punches thrown, and Wilson takes the worst of it. I’d even say he lost the fight. But if you look at the photos, you’d have no idea.

Wilson looks like he’s reenacting Braveheart (again).

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Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea

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Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea

Later in the game, he delivered this check. He looks 10 feet tall and laced with adamantium.

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  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett
  • Jayleigh

    But Wolverine is actually short. Like Prince-sized even. Sorry.. my inner comic book nerd took over, combined with my useless 80s pop music knowledge, and posted this comment on my behalf. ;)

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    While every Tom Wilson fight photo makes him look like a beast incarnate, the same can’t be said for when he’s skating in open ice. http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2014/01/10/tom-wilson-the-face-of-intensity-photos/

  • Bobo95

    You think he lost that fight? He must have been taken to the ice when I wasn’t looking….that was Willy beating the crap out of someone….again!

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Jayleigh, you really wanna come at me with this?

    How about Cyber– he’s almost 7 foot tall.

  • GetchaGrubbOn

    Because he is.

    Clifford got beat on by a kid who’s been driving for less than 3 years.

  • Matt Ashton

    You can’t win them all though and that is what worries me. Give the kid’s brain a chance to get through a season or else there is no chance at seeing development in skill. I was half expecting a dangerous cheap shot during the quasi-line brawl in the last Flyer’s game, which ultimately went to Erksine’s head.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    He didn’t land a single punch and absorbed two huge haymakers. Yes, I think he lost the fight.

  • Owen Johnson

    Any photos of Flyers getting their asses kicked is ok by me.

  • Jayleigh

    My inner comic book nerd totally forgot about Cyber. She’s fired.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett
  • Joe

    Him and Kuzya were all over the place last night. Imagining a top-six containing Backy, Ovi, Kuzya and Wilson has me so pumped for this team’s future. I hope Oates gives it to us.

  • Mike Reppenhagen

    He’s super photogenic if you need a big, warrior-looking dude on the ice. Some of these pictures in the comments are excellent.

  • VeggieTart

    And if not Oates, someone else.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett
  • GetchaGrubbOn

    “Please no, Troy!”
    “It’s morphin’ time!”

  • RY

    I don’t know about best fight photo; this comes to mind: